October 01, 2023

Balloons for peace: why sending media into North Korea by air must continue

Our launches have yet to start a war or derail a single step towards peace

Launching balloons into North Korea is never boring work, but these are especially interesting times to be a launcher.

“Why can’t you just wait to launch?” is the question one hears repeatedly, often urgently and in frustration, asked by government officials, police, media, Facebook commenters, and even friends. "Are you bigger than the peace process? Are you blind to the risk to which you are subjecting all of us? Are your partisan goals more important than everyone’s peace?"